Best laptops for video editing

By Swapnil Mathur | Published on 26 Jul 2020
Best laptops for video editing
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Laptops ideal for video editing come with a very specific combination of hardware. You need not only a good processor with as many cores as possible, but also a solid GPU for your video editing software to be able to process footage. You also want a colour-accurate display to be able to correct your footage and of course, lots of RAM and high-speed SSDs go a long way in making the whole process a lot smoother. Keeping all this in mind, here are some great choices of laptops on Amazon for editing videos.

MacBook Pro 16 inch

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is the most powerful laptop that Apple makes today. It’s powered by an Intel Core i9 processor 16GB of DDR4 memory, an ultra-fast 1TB SSD and of course, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M discrete graphics. The real star of the show is the 16-inch display with wide colour gamut support and impeccable colour calibration right out of the box. There really is no way of going wrong with this laptop if you’re looking to edit videos on it.  

Asus TUF Gaming A15

The Asus TUF Gaming A15 is a gaming laptop but comes with all the right hardware for a video editor. It has an AMD Ryzen 9 4900H processor packing 8 cores and 16 threads, which comes in super handy while exporting footage. Aiding the processor in this task and overall editing is the Nvidia RTX 2060 with its CUDA cores. Lastly, the IPS display allows you to make sure your colours aren’t off the mark, especially if you’re colour correcting.

HP OMEN

The HP Omen, with its Intel Core i7-10750H processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 makes for a very compelling proposition for video editors. You also get the added benefit of a bright, colour accurate display, 16GB of RAM that can be upgraded to 32GB and a 512GB SSD, with an additional slot for another NVMe drive. Perhaps the best feature of the laptop is its extremely well-controlled thermals, which help the CPU and GPU remain cool even under the heaviest, sustained loads.

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo

Perhaps the only laptop in the market that’s been designed specifically for creators, the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo is definitely going to be a treat for any video editor. Besides the main 4K OLED display, the ZenBook Pro Duo’s main USP is the secondary display that spans the entire length of the keyboard island. For video editors, this means you can move your timeline to this secondary display, while your footage and effects control window takes up more of the real estate on the 4K display. Powering this machine is Intel’s beastly Intel Core i9 processor paired with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 2060, 32GB of DDR4 memory and a whopping 1TB of fast NVMe storage.

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Swapnil Mathur

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